Skip Maine state header navigation
Skip First Level Navigation | Skip All Navigation
|Home | Contact Us | Reports and Publications|
Home > About the JJAG
About the JJAG
Like most states and territories, Maine is an active participant in the national juvenile justice initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to help states craft effective responses to the problems of juvenile crime and violence.
As part of this initiative, Maine receives funds to improve its juvenile justice system. The Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group was established in response to the federal Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974. Text of the authorizing statute.
The Maine Department of Corrections acts as the JJAG's administrative and fiscal agent. Maine JJAG oversees the state's participation in the federal juvenile justice initiative.
The JJAG's priorities are guided by its three year plan. The plan provides the framework for JJAG's course of action in terms of funding priorities, research directions, and legislative policy. The JJAG's current strategic plan involves the following priorities:
|Copyright © 2006 All rights reserved.|